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Figurative Art

ARTWORK: Sketches

 

I keep a couple of different sketchbooks. The first is for figurative sketches: portraits, landscapes, still-life and so on. The sketches that I'm showing below are from this sketchbook. The second book is to assist my web and graphic design work and is as much a technical notebook as I use it to work out design patterns; take notes about colour palettes; jot down snippets of code and the like. I have written an article on keeping this type of work journel/sketchbook, which is simply titled: Keeping a Sketchbook.

Medium of Choice

I use a variety of different media to make sketches (as you will see below) and these can include: pen and ink; charcoal, pencils, compressed graphite; chalk & pastels; drawing pens and coloured pencils. In some cases - especially with landscape sketches, I have experimented with pigments from in situ flowers and fauna, rubbing the page with coloured petals, leaves and grasses, berries and sap. Really, there are no strict rules and I would recommend a little experimentation with your mark-making and choice of pigments.

I hope that you enjoy looking at my artwork and I hope that it may provide you with some motivation and inspiration to create work of your own.

“Sketching is almost everything. It is the painter's identity, his style, his conviction, and then colour is just a gift to the drawing.”

Fernando Botero

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Sketching Materials

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